Monday, February 2, 2009

Learning to Trust the Timing

I discovered this huge sunflower sitting proudly in my front yard, recently.  I tend to think of sunflowers as summer blossoms, basking in the constant warmth of the hot summer sun, yet this irreverent burst of beauty seemed to pop up out of nowhere.  It did not pay regard to what time of year it is, or the fact that it stands alone in our garden.  The only thing that seemed to matter to this sunflower is that now is its time to shine.  The spotlight is on its absolute beauty and at a time of year when many other flowers are laying quietly dormant, shine this lovely flower does.

I began thinking about how nature and humanity tend to mimic one another.   How there are times in life when we feel as if we must wait before we do something which we feel drawn to do.  And how by waiting, we often lose the opportunity to shine on our own behalf.  We miss the moment.  We allow the inspiration to pass.  Yet if we are to learn anything from this sunflower, it is that sometimes, life's timing, God's timing, the Universe's timing, is not always our timing.  We must learn to grasp the chance to live.  We must trust that everything will be as it should be.  We must take the opportunity to shine.

So allow the winter sun to warm the skin on your face.  Put your trust in the timing.  Turn your face up to the sky and blossom.  Allow the spotlight of life to shine down on you.  Your time comes when your time comes.  Seize the moment.  

13 comments:

Irene Latham said...

You know, I picked "Listen" as my one little word, but I have thought several times I should have picked "shine" for 2009. :) Love seeing it so many times here! Great word, and gorgeous flower.

Irene Latham said...

You know, I picked "Listen" as my one little word, but I have thought several times I should have picked "shine" for 2009. :) Love seeing it so many times here! Great word, and gorgeous flower.

Catherine Holman said...

Great post and a beautiful sunflower!
Hugs,
Cathie

SOMETHING HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TURNING said...

What a wonderful surprise to find in your yard. Today I went for a walk and it was so nice and warm I just couldn't believe we were in for more weeks of winter. I thought to myself that this just couldn't be, but then I watched the news and we have another storm moving in. I am so anxious for spring.

Be well...

Anonymous said...

I love ti read your blog..your love for your family shines thru..I associate with your life living with pain and feel that you are a witness to a life well lived.
K.

Jenn-n-n said...

Debra,

As usual, great and timely post!!!

I am struggling with a very scary decision and I am not sure what to do. Do I grab that brass ring and hope for the best or do I stay where I'm at.

Your words mean a lot at this time.

Debbie said...

Wow. How beautiful.

jojo said...

Beautiful sunflower...bringing hope in the middle of winter. How lovely and lucky to find it in your yard! Trust...it is a very difficult thing to do but often is the most rewarding...

Sabi said...

Debra, love your post... each word is very true, each and every word gives you the inspiration to live for others

love always
sabi

sparkled*life said...

How wonderfully beautiful that is! I love your blogs you are wonderful!

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Lisa Kaus said...

Thanks for stopping by- Beautiful post!
xo
Lisa

Sylvie Van Hulle said...

This is a beatiful post, I just needed that, to hear that sometimes we have to wait, and have trust that everything will be all right... especially now in time of crisis, and no money coming in... brrr, sometimes scary.
xx

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

This post helped ground me on an otherwise chaotic and stressful day.

Thanks...

Hallie

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